Police release more details on Barnstaple sexual assault

Joseph Bulmer

Offender ‘used baby wipes and a disinfectant gel’

POLICE investigating a sexual assault on a 21-year-old woman in Barnstaple, have revealed that the man they are looking for is believed to have used baby wipes and a form of disinfectant gel during the attack.

The incident took place on waste land close to the underpass at the bottom of Sticklepath Hill on November 21 at about 6.30pm.

The offender is described as a white man of chubby build, about 5ft 7ins tall, who was wearing dark clothing.

Police are appealing for information on any man fitting this description who may have been seen with baby wipes and gel. He may well have bought them and the shop assistant may remember him.

The area where the attack took place was very wet and muddy and the offender would possibly have had a considerable amount of mud on his footwear.

Anyone who can help should call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting CB/11/3682.